Tuesday, June 16, 2020

In The News: Did a Craigslist Ad Seek ‘Minority Actors’ for Trump’s Tulsa Rally?

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Written by NUR IBRAHIM.

On June 15, 2020, a screenshot of an actual Craigslist advertisement seeking “Excited and enthusiastic MINORITY Actors and Actresses” to “hold signs” at an event in Tulsa, Oklahoma began to make the rounds on social media.

Twitter users attempted to make the connection that the ad was hiring minorities to work at President Donald Trump’s upcoming rally, which was re-scheduled for June 20, 2020, after it was originally planned for Juneteenth, a day commemorated as the end of slavery in the United States. The announcement of the rally’s location also sparked controversy because Tulsa was the site of the 1921 massacre of hundreds of Black people by a white mob.

The ad also placed the location for the gig at “Third St near Denver Ave,” which is across the street from the Bok Center where Trump’s rally will be held. The ad also offered $10 as compensation, but it’s unclear whether that amount is hourly, or for one day of work. ...

Source: www.snopes.com

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